Midnight Breeze

The Adventure Continues: 1.5 Years and Counting;We're Almost There! Join Us for That Final Push.

About Us

Who: Dave and Mary
Port: Annapolis, MD
19 April 2012 | Pikeville, MD
21 January 2012 | Annapolis
03 November 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
15 October 2011 | Pikesville, MD
23 September 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
04 September 2011 | Bay Bridge Marina
27 August 2011 | Pikesville, MD
27 August 2011 | Stevensville, MD
25 August 2011 | Stevensville, MD
23 July 2011 | Solomons Island
16 July 2011 | Chesapeak Bay
16 July 2011 | St. Michaels
16 July 2011 | St. Michaels
15 July 2011 | St. Michaels
23 June 2011 | Miles River
11 June 2011 | Miles River
21 May 2011 | Annpolis
21 May 2011
28 February 2011 | Annapolis, MD

The Adventure Begins

05 January 2010 | Hanover, Pa
Dave / Clear and 16 degrees F.
Star Date: 01052010.1810

Believe it or not I once told myself I would never blog! But my son, daughter, and grandkids are going to want to follow our travels, this seemed to be the only answer. What's that old saying "Never Say Never", or something about an old dog and tricks?
I guess a little history is in the telling here. I'm not sure where to begin.

I have been a power boater for the past 13 years, all on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis. Yea, Yea I know this is a sailing blog but what I haven't told you yet is that I have converted to sail! Do I know how to sail well Nooooo but old dogs can....Well how did this all happen? Glad you asked, here's the history.

I have always wanted to sail, no really, but the power to be said no I want a power boat. So the last 13 years have been spent on a 46 ft Sea Ray (Ca-Chink Ca-Chink $$$). Fast forward to the present. Last May after 35 years of marriage my ex and I called it quits. To make a long story short she got the boat I got the boot!!!! Well, she got more than the boat, but I still only got the boot. But the important thing was that it set me on the course to what I had always dreamed of...sailing the islands! So now that the destination had been set, I started to plan how I was going to chart my course.

Here I was, a recently divorced 58 year old, not only looking for a place to live, but also a boat to purchase. During this process I met this wonderful women. I kept saying to myself stay on course Dave! We started to talk and wouldn't you know she has the same dream of the islands as I do. (I know, who wouldn't, I can't hear you I don't have my hearing aids turned on!!!) I told Mary about my beginning a search for a boat and she offered to help! Get That!!! (Yea, I know, but I'm not getting any younger!) We looked for months and finally she spotted (history repeating itself, you say) a 2000 Beneteau Oceanis 361. This boat was spotless. Not that I would, but you could eat out of the bilge! ( I said you not me!) The survey came back with three minor items that needed work. I'm proud to say I'm a proud old owner, once again.

I have decided to retire four years from now, sell the house, for a profit, I hope, and go live my dream. I'll have four years to learn the ropes and get Midnight Breeze ready. And I have the best bay in the world to practice on. Your probably asking, what about Mary? Funny you asked because she's coming with me. See, this past Christmas I asked Mary to marry me and believe it or not she said yes. We have not set a date, but when we do we'll fly to one of the islands and get hitched. No family just the two of us. I mean family can come and friends to, but they'll have to pay their own way. Any suggestions on an island? Best man...? Maid of Honor...?

I'll post some bio and picks at a later time. For now, our home port is Bay Bridge Marina on the eastern shore. Please, if your in the area give us a call!

Our Adventure Begins! (Sometime in May that is as soon as it warms up).

Vessel Name: Midnight Breeze
Vessel Make/Model: 2011 Beneteau 43
Hailing Port: Annapolis, MD
Crew: Dave and Mary
About: Dave is from the junk food capital of the world--Hanover, Pa. Mary is from Pikesville, Md. We plan to outfit Midnight Breeze over the next 1.5 years while cruising the Chesapeake Bay. We'll then cast off our lines and head south for the adventure we have always dreamed of.
Extra: Join us on our path to retirement. Help us along the way with your ideas and suggestions. And just maybe, somewhere in time we shall meet. To quote a nice phrase..."We are going cruising not to escape from life but to keep life from escaping us." (Betsy Holman)
Midnight Breeze's Photos - Main
Midnight Breeze Being Hauled Out
3 Photos
Created 3 November 2011
Ft. Pierce, Florida June 1, 2011
12 Photos
Created 9 June 2011
The Launching of the New Midnight Breeze
9 Photos
Created 21 May 2011
First Shots of our new boat after delivery.
8 Photos
Created 28 February 2011
Assembly line shots of the New Midnight Breeze.
3 Photos
Created 11 January 2011
July 4th Wedding
30 Photos
Created 25 July 2010
Our first sail by ourselves since our first lesson.
6 Photos
Created 9 June 2010
17 Photos
Created 26 May 2010
Midnight Breeze
8 Photos
Created 2 January 2010

About Us

Who: Dave and Mary
Port: Annapolis, MD